National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce

Stormy Western U.S.

An active and complex weather pattern is in store this weekend through next week, as multiple storms track from West Coast to East Coast. The activity starts today as a vigorous system moves through north-central California into the Intermountain West with rain, perhaps a few thunderstorms and heavy mountain snow. This system will move into the Upper Midwest tomorrow with a swath of heavy snow. Read More >

December 15, 2014 Tornadoes

 

Event Summary

During the afternoon of Dec 15, just enough ingredients came together to support isolated severe storms ahead of a cold front. Across the Lower Mississippi River Valley, peak heating contributed to decent instability in the developing warm sector in advance of the front. Sufficient low level wind shear and strong winds aloft were also in place as a decent upper low was located to our north. This helped to support organized thunderstorm activity along with a few rotating mini-supercell storms.

A long lived, persistent, storm tracked across the southern counties (roughly a Bude to Taylorsville, Mississippi line) and produced a few funnel clouds and one instance of a brief tornado (southwest of Mize). Along the actual front, a broken line of storms developed. One cell along the line developed some weak rotation and produced a brief tornado near Bovina, Mississippi. Activity weakened during the evening as it pushed east and out of the area around midnight.

Tornado Track Map

Track Map

Click on map above to see entire event tracks and damage point notation. Individual track maps also available on individual tornado pages.

Survey Information - Click on the location in the table for additional maps and details

Location Start/
End Time
Event Type Fatalities/
Injuries
Path Length Path Width
Warren County
1 N Bovina to 1.7 NE Bovina
5:56 pm -
6:00 pm
EF-0 Tornado
85 mph
none 1.2 miles 75 yards
Smith County
4.5 SW Mize to 3.0 SW Mize
5:02 pm-
5:06 pm
EF-0 Tornado
75 mph
none 1.5 miles 50 yards

 


Warren County EF-0 Tornado

Event Summary
This weak tornado touched down along Tucker Road, causing minor damage to a mobile home. The tornado continued along Allen Place, snapping a few large trees and causing minor roof damage to a home. Some of these trees took down a few powerlines in the process along the path. The tornado lifted on Tiffintown Road where one tree was uprooted.

Rating:
(Click for EF Scale)
EF-0
Estimated Maximum Wind: 85 mph
Fatalities/Injuries: none
Damage Path Length: 1.2 miles
Maximum Path Width: 75 yards
Approximate Start Point/Time:

1 N Bovina
5:56 pm

Approximate End Point/Time:

1.7 NE Bovina
6:00 pm

 


Smith County EF-0 Tornado

Event Summary
This weak tornado touched down near the intersection of County Road 61 and County Road 50 where some large limbs were snapped. The tornado continued along County Road 50 causing some roof damage to a chicken house and ended near the intersection of County Road 50 and County Road 50a where it snapped a few more large limbs.

Rating:
(Click for EF Scale)
EF-0
Estimated Maximum Wind: 75 mph
Fatalities/Injuries: none
Damage Path Length: 1.5 miles
Maximum Path Width: 50 yards
Approximate Start Point/Time:

4.5 SW Mize
5:02 pm

Approximate End Point/Time:

3.0 SW Mize
5:06 pm

 


Local Storm Reports
Click on the map below for additional details.

Local Storm Reports
Storm Reports Key

 


Rainfall Totals
Storm Total Rainfall


Rainfall Map

Mississippi Rainfall Totals

9/20 AM - 9/21 AM 9/21 AM - 9/22 AM